Honda has unveiled the 2019 Honda Insight ahead of the model’s world premier at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Honda says the third-generation model will offer premium style and high fuel efficiency in a sophisticated and spacious five-passenger sedan. It uses the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch mid next year.
“With its sophisticated styling, dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance, the all-new Insight embodies Honda’s approach to creating electrified vehicles without the typical trade-offs,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“You won’t have to be an electrification advocate to appreciate the new Insight – it’s a great car in its own right, independent of what’s happening under the hood.”
“At the 2017 North American International Auto Show we announced our Honda Electrification Initiative with the intention to make two-thirds of Honda’s global vehicle sales electrified vehicles by 2030,” said Arcangeli.
“With the Insight launching later in 2018 as the fifth electrified vehicle brought to market over the past year, we’re demonstrating our commitment to that goal.”
The Honda Insight was pulled from Honda’s Australian line up last year due to disappointing sales. It isn’t clear whether the new model will make it to our shore as hybrid sales have been dwindling in Australia.